Yoga in Dharamsala During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Laura Lynch Dharamsala is a backpacker’s haven situated on the foothills of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, northern India. The word Dharamsala translates as the resting place for pilgrims and travellers. It is no wonder visitors end up spending more time here than planned while on their…

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Celebrating the Many Faces of Yoga: The International Yoga Festival 2020

By Adithi Mathews Over a period, a practitioner of Yoga sees a transformation within themselves. It could start off as simple as being connected to one’s breath, or by being mindful of the way they consume and move, or even the most obvious – more flexibility and having more energy to carry out their days…

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Lessons from my Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training

by Evguenia Alechine, PhD Akhanda Yoga is a holistic Yogic approach developed by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (also known as Vishva-ji). He studied and practiced Yoga for over 40 years and holds a PhD in Yoga Philosophy. For the last 25 years, he has been sharing his learnings at workshops and conferences around the world. Vishva-ji…

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Finding Your Yoga Teacher Training Course in India – An Introduction

It is an excellent idea to invest in any kind of Yogic learning, especially in a Yoga Teacher Training, in India! Most likely you are about to have a life changing experience if you choose to do a Teacher Training Course on the peninsula. Primarily known as the birthplace of Yoga, India is an experience…

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Studying yoga in an Ashram in India: What You Need to Know

BY ANASTASIA I often get approached by people, who ask for recommendations of ashrams in India where they can study yoga. At some point in time, both beginners in yoga and experienced yoga practitioners long to come closer to the source of knowledge. Before suggesting a concrete place to go, I always ask, what is…

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History of Yoga in Kolkata

“YOGA” is an ancient Sanskrit word which, in only two syllables, encompasses the entire body of spiritual experiences and experiments of tens of thousands of Realised Masters. These Masters have discovered the Ultimate Reality, Sat, and in their infinite compassion, have carefully marked a path for others to follow. Of these great saints and sadhus,…

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Yoga in Contemporary India: North-western India

DR. ANANDA BALAYOGI BHAVANANI Direndra Brahmachari through his Ashram in Jammu and Prof RC Gupta and Prof GD Sharma through the Himachal University have been instrumental in propagating Yoga in the Northwestern frontier. It is to the credit of Prof RC Gupta and Prof GD Sharma that HP University Yoga Department a well-known name all…

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